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Safeguarding Children Declaration Statement
We have robust policies and procedures in place to ensure York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust follows best practice and fulfils its statutory requirements with regard to safeguarding and protecting children.
Please click here to read our statement.
You can download our child protection and safeguarding policy here.
Child Sexual Assault Assessment Centre
The Child Sexual Assault Assessment Centre (CSAAC) provides a service for children and young people from 0-16 years of age who have disclosed sexual abuse or assault or where it is suspected that it may have happened.
When a child or young person comes to the Centre, they will come with either a social worker, or a specially trained police officer and one or both of their parents/carers. The child or young person can talk to the nurse and the doctor about what has happened and they can have a check up (an examination) to check they are okay.
The service covers York and North Yorkshire and is located at York Hospital.
Understanding medical examinations
The centre of expertise on child sexual abuse have produced a short film explaining the paediatric medical examination that takes place when there are concerns of child sexual abuse.
Click here to watch the film.
You can find the scoping report on this topic, along with other research and resources relating to child sexual abuse on the CSA Centre’s website.
If you wish to contact the Child Protection and Child Safeguarding Team, please contact 01904 726647.
If you wish to contact the Child Sexual Assault Assessment Centre, please contact 01904 721813.
The following links can be accessed for further information and help.
If you wish to contact the Child Protection and Child Safeguarding Team, please contact the office on 01904 726647.